From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Wilson McGunnegle '53

Date of birth: August 23, 1829

Date of death: April 2, 1863

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.


From Find A Grave:

Lieutenant, U.S.N. McGunnegle was ordered to take command of the gunboat USS St. Louis near Memphis on the Mississippi River. Soon after, he found himself in charge of a small squadron of gunboats operating on the White River in Arkansas. This came about when the squadron commander's gunboat, the USS Mound City, suffered a direct hit that killed many of the crew & officers.

McGunnegle died of consumption while on assignment to Annapolis, Maryland.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 10 December, 1845. Passed Midshipman, 10 June, 1853. Master, 15 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant Commander, 16 July, 1862. Died 2 April, 1863.

Class of 1853

Wilson is one of 9 members of the Class of 1853 on Virtual Memorial Hall.